Ashvin B. Chhabra is the chief investment officer of Merrill Lynch Wealth Management, Bank of America. Prior to his current position, Ashvin was chief investment officer at the Institute of Advanced Study at Princeton, where he managed its endowment. He is widely recognized for being one of the founders of goals-based wealth management and for his seminal work 'Beyond Markowitz', which integrates modern portfolio theory with behavioural finance. Ashvin grew up in New Delhi and was trained as a theoretical physicist. He received his PhD in applied physics in the field of chaos theory from Yale University, where he also met his Italian-born wife, Daniela Bonafede-Chhabra. They currently live in Princeton with their two children, daughter Maya and son Sasha.
Investing is not about beating the markets. It should be about your life's goals: be it achieving safety for your family, a better life for your children, starting or expanding a business or creating wealth. Unfortunately, today, we are often preoccupied with the wrong priorities-like increasing returns at all costs or finding the next star fund manager. In The Aspirational Investor, Chief Investment Officer of Merrill Lynch Wealth Management Ashvin B. Chhabra offers a practical, innovative framework for making smarter choices about aligning your investment strategy to your life's goals. What investors need, argues Chhabra, is a framework that shifts the focus of investment strategy from portfolios and markets to individuals. He reveals some surprising facts about wealth creation, reinterprets the success formulas of investing greats like Warren Buffett, and lays out a concise roadmap for identifying, prioritizing and quantifying financial goals. Raising the bar for what we should expect when we decide to invest, The Aspirational Investor sets us on a path to more confident and fulfilling financial lives.